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Clemson Women Compete at Kentucky Invitational

Clemson Women Compete at Kentucky Invitational

Jan. 12, 2008

Lexington, KYPolly Hardy posted an NCAA provisional qualifying mark in the 60m hurdles Saturday and led Clemson’s women’s track & field team at the Kentucky Invitational. The meet, held at Nutter Field House, took place Friday as well but Clemson did not compete until Saturday’s action.

Hardy posted a season-best tie of 8.41 in the high hurdle prelims, just two tenths shy of a personal best in the event. She went on to finish fifth in the finals of the event. Krystal Barringer was sixth with a time of 8.65.

Barringer had the best time in the 60m dash among Clemson’s entries. She had a time of 7.85 and just missed qualifying for the finals. Linda Buchholz (8.58), a multi-event athlete, also competed in the 60m dash Saturday. The 4x400m relay team was 13th overall on Saturday after posting a time of 4:06.11.

Kristine Scott had a time of 25.52 in the 200m dash and was 13th overall. One spot behind with a time of 25.56 was Hardy. Christina Mason was the best finisher in the 400m dash for Clemson, as the freshman turned out a time of 58.20 and was 14th-best overall.

Joanie Castagno was the team’s best performer in the 800m with a time of 2:31.68. Candice Johnson was the team’s top finisher in the mile run. The junior from Duncan, SC had a time of 5:24.18. In the 3000m, Laura Laughlin finished 18th out of 43 runners after crossing the finish line with a time of 10:17.64.

Anastasia Wilson was runner-up in the high jump with a clearance of 5’6″. It matched a personal best indoor clearance for the sophomore, which is also the fifth-best mark in school history. Kendra Gauntlett finished seventh in the high jump, as she cleared 5’4.25″.

Patricia Mamona was runner-up in the long jump. The sophomore standout recorded a mark of 18’10.75″. April Sinkler was eighth (17’11.75″) and Nakeisha Wineglass (17’7″) was 12th overall in the long jump competition.

Allison Lake competed in the shot put and recorded a distance of 36’7.5″.

The women’s team will return to action next weekend to take part in the Clemson Invitational on January 18-19 at the school’s indoor facility.